Review: One Day At A Time Reboot

Netflix aired this show on January 6, 2017. It's a reboot to the 1975 show "One Day At A Time". I hadn't seen any previews to the new show, but realized that the main characters were Rita Moreno from West Side Story and Justina Machado from Private Practice. These have always been two strong Latina female actresses and once I realized they were in the show,  I immediately started watching. Within the first 10 minutes I was hooked.

It's based on a Cuban American family living in LA. It's about a single ex-army mom, Penelope Alvarez (Justina Machado), who is now a nurse, and she lives with her crazy Cuban mother Lydia (Rita Moreno) and her two teenage children. The landlord, Who from the original show was also named Schnieder, is one hundred percent gringo is always over as well.

What I love about this show isn't just that it is funny, but that it also reminds me about my family. We're just as loud, crazy, and religious as this show is. It hits home and I love that feeling. I can relate to my grandmother being upset that my sisters and I haven't gone to church. I can relate that there's three generations of Cubans living under one household. I as well live with my parents and my grandmother. I can relate to the constant Spanglish being spoken. I just relate to the show completely.

It is still a sitcom based on family life, but it has this new freshness. It also has a lot of every day happening within the Cuban Household.

I'm only on the third episode, but I already know that this will be one of my favorite shows to watch over and over again. I definitely recommend this series for all Americans, but if you're Latino, especially Cuban American, it's a must watch for your whole family <3


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